The 11th Annual Women’s Health and Fitness Expo

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The 2011 Women's Health & Fitness Expo features reality TV stars from NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef,” as well as prominent authors, fitness instructors, nutritionists and health educators. It takes place on May 7th at Tech City in Kingston, NY.

The Women’s Health & Fitness Expo returns to Tech City in Kingston, NY with an event focused on rallying Ulster County residents to get fit by adopting a healthier lifestyle. Hundreds of local, regional and national health professionals will be on hand May 7th to offer expert guidance on how to lose weight, shape up and eat healthy.

The 2011 Expo features reality TV stars from NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef,” as well as prominent authors, fitness instructors, nutritionists and health educators. As the largest health-oriented event in the region, the Expo will include a wide variety of exhibitors, free health screenings, educational lectures, cooking demos, workshops and more!

In addition to the ongoing attractions, we are proud to offer a roster of inspired and inspiring speakers. Highlights of this year’s lineup include:

  •     Chef Jehangir Mehta, runner-up on season 2 of “The Next Iron Chef,” will bring creative, cutting-edge flavors to dishes that parents and children will enjoy. Mehta is executive chef and owner of Graffiti Food & Wine Bar in New York City and is sharing daring, unorthodox cooking styles exclusively with our expo attendees.
  •     Five successful stars of one of NBC’s most popular reality weight loss shows, “The Biggest Loser,” will discuss their dramatic weight loss. Overcoming their own issues with obesity, these brave, motivated individuals have become role models for many others battling this epidemic.
  •     Actress and author Tina Sloan will present her book about aging gracefully, Changing Shoes. Her discussion about staying in the game as you age will add levity to the time of life when women can feel overlooked. Through funny stories about her experience on the soap GuidingLight, Tina will discuss how to stay forever frisky in all areas of life.
  •     Celebrity Yoga instructor Kristin McGee will demonstrate how to feel better, have fun, and get in shape. She has appeared on CNN, FOX, the CBS Morning Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Tyra Banks Show, and the Isaac Misrahi Show and has graced the covers of Pilates Style and Fit Yoga.
  •     Keri Gans, popular dietician and author of The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner, Healthier You, will present a diet aimed at helping people lose weight without feeling overwhelmed. The premise of her book is that small changes will make the most impact. She has had a private practice in Manhattan for more than 10 years and is Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association (ADA), an ADA Delegate for New York State Dietetic Association (NYSDA), and past President of NYSDA.
  •     Naturopathic physician Keoni Teta will explain the difference between a healthy diet and a fat loss diet, as well as the difference between weight loss exercise and fat loss exercise. His book The New ME Diet: Eat More, Work Out Less, and Actually Lose Weight While You Rest explains the Metabolic Effect. Keoni received his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University and has advanced certifications in fitness through the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He regularly writes for Natural Triad Magazine, The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, and On Fitness Magazine.

Other highlights of this year’s Expo include:

  •     On-site Spa Services
  •     Fitness Demonstrations: Zumba, Body Combat, Bellydance, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Swing Dance, Pilates, and more!
  •     The Dr. Is In Booth
  •     Kids Zone

The first 1000 attendees will receive free samples and all attendees can sign up for a number of raffle items throughout the Expo. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit

About The Women’s Health & Fitness Expo

The Women’s Health and Fitness Expo was founded in 2000 by Debra Karnasiewicz, M.D, who recognized the need to bring together experts in the fields of health, nutrition, and fitness. More than 5,000 people attended the Expo last year. Even more are expected this year.

The Expo has been aimed directly at women with the recognition that the majority of family health decisions tend to be made by women. This year, the Expo has expanded its offerings to include information and services of particular interest to men, as well. And of course, as always, there’ll be plenty to keep kids engaged.

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